UPDATE: New details emerge on missing German tourist in Phuket


THE LAST

Phuket police are still looking for the German tourist who reportedly disappeared from a hotel in Thalang district on Monday (May 9). The 76-year-old was originally only identified as Ms Barbara, but the Thalang District Police Chief has now said The Phuket Express that her full name is Barbara Elisabeth Monika Glag Lange.

The chef, Bancha Tanooin, said Barbara had Alzheimer’s disease and police believe she could not remember returning to her hotel after going for a walk. He revealed details from an anonymous source who believes he was the last person to speak to Barbara, before she disappeared.

“The last person believed to have spoken with her before she disappeared told us that Barbara said she was going for a walk in a house on a mountain.”

Barbara was last seen wearing a blue jacket with a tucked-in white shirt and black pants. The police continue to search for her in the vicinity of Mai Khao sub-district. Anyone who sees Barbara or has any information is asked to contact the Tourist Assistance Center on 062-8808112, or Mr Wichai on 084-079-6279.

This is apparently the second time Barbara has gone missing. In another incident this month, she was found on Nai Yang Beach, also in Thalang District.

ORIGINAL STORY

After a German tourist in Phuket was rescued after becoming trapped between rocks last week, another German tourist in the island province is also in dire straits. The 76-year-old woman, who so far has only been identified as Ms Barbara, reportedly disappeared from a hotel in Thalang district on Monday May 9.

This would be the second time Ms Barbara has been reported missing. In another incident this month, she was found on Nai Yang Beach, also in Thalang District. Before disappearing again on Monday, Ms Barbara was last seen wearing a blue jacket with a white shirt tucked inside and black trousers.

Anyone who sees it or has any information is asked to contact the Tourist Assistance Center on 062-8808112, or Mr Wichai on 084-079-6279.

Last month, an American tourist got lost in the jungle in Thalang district. The tourist, an anonymous 68-year-old man, was lost in the afternoon, but a rescue team fortunately found him in the early evening. He reportedly had scratches on his leg and was dehydrated, but otherwise he was fine.

The man had contacted Phuket Tourist Police when he got lost, and they began searching for the man along a nature trail on a hill with the help of officers from a nearby national park .

Another foreigner got lost in a forest in Thailand in March. The man, a 72-year-old French expatriate with Alzheimer’s disease, disappeared in a forest in Chiang Mai. His family alerted the police as they were unable to contact him, and a team of 200 police officers and local district chiefs searched for him. They then found the man in a temple on top of a hill.

THE SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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